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More emergency rooms designed for the older set Will Turner, 94, has never had an emergency room experience quite like this. At Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, he found thick mattresses to prevent bedsores, skid-proof floors, and curtains designed to produce less noise. It’s only a few examples…

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Relief of Foot Pain Treatment for foot pain varies, depending on the cause. Mild foot pain often can be relieved by wearing shoes with wide toe boxes, by using shoe inserts or pads (available over the counter), and by keeping off the affected foot as much as possible until the pain subsides. RICE therapy—rest,…

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Knowing Your Risk for Vision Loss Damage to the Lens & Optic Nerves Increases Vision Loss Risk We don’t know the exact mechanism, but there is thought to be a somewhat greater risk of cataracts and glaucoma in patients with diabetes, says Lloyd Paul Aiello, M.D., Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical…

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Risks of Multiple Medications If you’re over the age of 60, chances are you’re taking multiple medications. In the last 10 years, the percentage of people over 60 who take five or more medications has jumped from 22 percent to 37 percent. Right now, there are more than 30 million…

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Amlodipine and Death/Stroke Incidence Diabetes & Heart Health There’s new information about how to protect your heart. A segment of the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial looked at the effect of two kinds of antihypertension drugs on the heart health of people with type 2 diabetes.The results were so dramatic that the study…

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Amlodipine and Death/Stroke Incidence Diabetes & Heart Health There’s new information about how to protect your heart. A segment of the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial looked at the effect of two kinds of antihypertension drugs on the heart health of people with type 2 diabetes.The results were so dramatic that the study…

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Causes of Diabetic Retinopathy What Causes Diabetic Retinopathy? There are two forms of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. In people with type 1 diabetes, mild abnormalities in the retina begin to appear an average of seven years after the diabetes begins, but damage that threatens vision usually does not develop until much…

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For Many Aging Americans, Home is Where the Fraud Is A new, nationwide analysis of elder abuse trends has led to the surprising conclusion that financial fraud most often happens at home—not in public or online. Consequently, such crimes aren’t committed by strangers as often as they are by family…

Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Macomb County, MI

At 31 years old, Miriam Reeves just might be the youngest person ever to get married in a nursing home. She and her fiancé, Mark Davis, had every intention of tying the knot in their local church, until Alzheimer’s disease disrupted their plans. Miriam’s father, Bernard, has been living with…

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This Personality Trait Could Double Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Anger, guilt, worry and jealousy; a quartet of traits often experienced multiple times during different phases of the caregiver’s journey. But women for whom these so-called “neurotic” traits are the norm in middle age may find that their risk for developing…